Our Mission

Our Mission 2017-10-21T02:30:30+00:00

Mission Statement

Friends of San Diego Architecture was established in 1985 for the purpose of bringing together lay people and design professionals for mutual education and enlightenment. We create a community forum to explore the built environment by presenting public lectures and discussions, by curating an online library of architectural images, and by recognizing promising architecture and design students and professionals.

Moving Forward

On January 6, 2012, Friends of San Diego Architecture (FSDA) became a non-profit corporation. FSDA’s 501(c)(3) status now allows tax-exempt deductions for donations from the many friends who have supported the grassroots organization since its founding in 1985. Donations funded the Harriet Gill Award established in 2010, helped put the Ned Paynter Collection online, and underwrote our other competitions and exhibits.

Support FSDA

The best way you can support FSDA’s mission is with your attendance at our lectures, by inviting others to share those informative and enlightening experiences, and by supporting our local architecture and design community. The corporation is run by a Board of Directors, so there are no membership fees. We rely on the donations at the lectures and occasional gifts from individuals. We don’t have fund raisers. However, we are hoping to expand our image library and have a project or two in the future which will require some money. We welcome donations to help us in our goals.

Please make checks to Friends of San Diego Architecture. They can be mailed or given to the Treasurer at our lectures. You will be mailed a 501c3 receipt for your tax records.

Mail To:

Friends of San Diego Architecture
Attn: Treasurer
4119 Atascadero Drive
San Diego, California 92107